ICC Hall of Famer Sachin Tendulkar and former Indian cricketer Vinod Kambli share a very close bond with each other, as they have grown up together, played for the same state and have gone on to play for the country together. The two have put up a fantastic display of bonhomie over the years and what better occasion to flaunt it than on 'Friendship Day'.
The Master Blaster shared a video of Kambli and himself playing a video game of cricket on their phones, the battle being Sachin's XI versus Kambli's XI. Both the former cricketers are seen having fun as they battle it out in the multiplayer game, with occasional pranks being pulled off from both Kambli and Tendulkar. The video hit a nostalgic vibe for both, reminding them of the old days when they grew up together and played for India. At the end of the video, the game between the two legends ends as a tie and Kambli suggests a Super Over to decide the winner.
Tendulkar then takes a subtle dig at the controversial World Cup final and says that 'there are no boundaries' in friendship and tells the viewers that the message will be comprehended for whom it is meant to. The Little Master had earlier vehemently opposed the boundary count rule that was used to decide the winner of the finals of the World Cup between England and New Zealand.
Here's the tweet from the Master Blaster:
Netizens were extremely impressed with the Master Blaster's wordplay, as Sachin's humour struck the right chord with the viewers. They also gave their best wishes to the Little Master and Vinod Kambli. Read some of the reactions here:
A throw from Black Caps fielder Martin Guptill deflected off Stokes' bat while he was diving to reach his crease to complete the second run and the ball ran off to the boundary in the dying stages of the England run chase. Stokes had attempted to complete two runs and hence the umpire awarded six runs in total after the overthrow. Many former cricketers and analysts have pointed out that England should have been awarded only five runs instead of six, a match-changing effect that would have seen the hosts go down by one run to New Zealand.
The Super Over saw a dramatic last-ball thriller as New Zealand's James Neesham and Martin Guptill attempted to chase down the 15-run target set by England but failed to do so after being run-out off the last ball. The tie in the Super Over forced the match-winner to be decided based on the team scoring a higher number of boundaries, leading to England lifting the World Cup trophy as they had scored 24 boundaries as opposed to New Zealand's 17 boundaries.